Expected Efficiency Ranks from Parametric Stochastic Frontier Models
Posted: 15 Mar 2015
Date Written: March 13, 2015
In the stochastic frontier model, we extend the multivariate probability statements of Horrace (J Econom, 126:335-354, 2005) to calculate the conditional probability that a firm is any particular efficiency rank in the sample. From this, we construct the conditional expected efficiency rank for each firm. Compared to the traditional ranked efficiency point estimates, firm-level conditional expected ranks are more informative about the degree of uncertainty of the ranking. The conditional expected ranks may be useful for empiricists. A Monte Carlo study and an empirical example are provided.
Keywords: Efficiency estimation, Order statistics, Multivariate inference, Multiplicity
JEL Classification: C12, C16, C44, D24
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